Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders have called for an end to the rioting and violence which continues along the Israel-Gaza border. And wouldn't you know it, instead of seeking peace, their Palestinian counterparts have further attacked. Arutz Sheva's Elad Benari reports that Hamas leaders have ignored the calls for peace, instead going after PM Netanyahu:
Senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar was unfazed on Sunday by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman’s threats to use powerful force against Hamas in Gaza.
“The enemy launched wars on Gaza did not achieve anything. The enemy threatens out of fear and can threaten as much as he wants. Netanyahu should read history, Hamas is stronger today than in the past," Zahar told the Palestinian Arab Shehab news agency.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu threatened earlier on Sunday that Hamas would suffer a "very painful" response if the terror organization does not cease the violence along the Gaza border.
"Hamas has apparently not understood the message: If they do not stop the attacks, they will be stopped in another way and it will be painful, very painful," Netanyahu said at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting.
"We are very close to activity of a different kind that will include very strong blows. If Hamas has any sense, it will stop the fire and the violent riots now," he added...